Science Friday

Fridays 11am - 1pm
  • Hosted by Ira Flatow

For hundreds of thousands of national listeners, Science Friday is the weekly source  for news and entertaining stories about science. It started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, it's grown into much more, including award-winning digital videos and original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.

Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science -- and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

The radio show is broadcast on KUNR Fridays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. You can join the conversation by calling 1-844-724-8255 or tweeting your questions @scifri.
 KUNR Local Host: Duncan Stewart, Tom Strekal

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Meet the Contributors

Jul 31, 2016

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Jul 29, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. HANNA ROSIN, HOST: When he was in college, the thing that annoyed Brett Cohen the most was celebrity culture. BRETT COHEN: There are so many people who are famous nowadays for doing absolutely nothing, just for living and driving cars and wearing clothes, showing up at events, walking the red carpet, putting out a sex tape. ROSIN: Plenty of us have felt this way. But one day, noting the intensity of worship a single reality star...

Featured Music

Jul 29, 2016

Most of the music in this episode was obtained from NPR's licensed music libraries. But we are always on the hunt for awesome new music or original work by musicians! If that's you, write to us on Facebook or at invisibiliamail@npr.org and your music could be featured here! Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Explore the Episode

Jul 29, 2016

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Jul 22, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. HANNA ROSIN, HOST: Let's begin on October 31. HANNA ROSIN AND LULU MILLER: Halloween. UNIDENTIFIED CHILD #1: Trick or treat. UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Trick or treat. UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: Happy Halloween. ROSIN: The sun goes down and all the kids in the neighborhood go under a temporary spell. UNIDENTIFIED CHILD #2: Who are you? UNIDENTIFIED CHILD #3: Trick or treat. LULU MILLER, HOST: And it's not just that they are dressed different....

Featured Music

Jul 22, 2016

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBQAXeD5-08 Special thanks to musicians Kai Engel and Lee Rosevere , whose music was used under a Creative Commons attribution license. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Nazi's Shirt

Jul 22, 2016

Hanna Rosin has a story about Martin Greenfield , a tailor in Brooklyn who has dressed the last three presidents, and a host of celebrities – Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal. He learned how to sew when the SS put him to work in the tailor shop at Auschwitz, where he did an amazing thing. After he ripped the shirt of a Nazi officer, and took a beating for it, Martin decided to take the shirt for himself. No other prisoners had a shirt under their uniform but he kept his,...

Shoes

Jul 22, 2016

A short comedic essay by contributor Colin Dwyer who proposes that maybe shoes are to blame, for pollution, climate change, violence, and all the other acts of human insensitivity. Because the moment we slipped a surface between ourselves and the ground, we lost our intimate connection with the earth. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Jul 15, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. ALIX SPIEGEL, HOST: This story starts in Washington, D.C., on a warm summer night. There were eight friends gathered around a backyard dinner table. They were toasting family and friendship. And everybody was having a good time. MICHAEL RABDOU: Kind of one of those great evenings - lots of awesome food and French wine. And it was like a magical night. SPIEGEL: That's Michael Rabdau. He was there with his wife and his 14-year-old...

Featured Music

Jul 15, 2016

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzAfOgUifko Most of the music in this episode was obtained from NPR's licensed music libraries. But we are always on the hunt for awesome new music or original work by musicians! If that's you, write to us on Facebook or at invisibiliamail@npr.org and your music could be featured here! Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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